Chocolate Parfait with Drunken Cherries

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Just imagine deliciously flavoured cherries sunken in a chocolate parfait pudding. The wonderful thing about his chocolate dessert is, that it can be made 24 hours in advance. Entertaining does not get any easier than this simple to make delectable gluten-free chocolate dessert

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CHERRIES
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh pitted cherries (not canned)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. dark rum
  • 2 tsp. GF tapioca starch
  • 1/8 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • FOR THE PARFAIT
  • 1 cup GF bittersweet chocolate chips or 8 oz. chocolate broken down into pieces (preferably 80% cocoa)
  • 2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • Instructions

  • FOR THE CHERRIES
  • Add cherries into a small saucepan
  • Whisk together water, maple syrup, rum, tapioca starch and cinnamon and pour over the cherries. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens about 4 – 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool completely
  • FOR THE PARFAIT
  • Place chocolate and butter in a heat-safe bowl and place over boiling water until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and then cool
  • In a medium bowl whip remaining whip cream until soft peaks form. Spoon 2 tablespoons of whipped cream to each of the 4 parfait glasses
  • Slowly fold chocolate mixture to the remaining whipping cream until you can't see white anymore, do not over mix
  • Spoon chocolate cream divided equally over the whipped cream and top with chilled cherry sauce
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until parfait is set
  • NOTE: I have divided this dessert into 4 servings, but it can easily make 6- 8 servings by making smaller portions


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